Sweetheart Cheescake Recipe

1-1/4 cup Chocolate Cookie Crumbs
2 packages (8 ounces each) Cream Cheese (softened)
1 cup Sour Cream
1/2 cup plus 1 tblsp sugar (divided)
1/4 cup Butter (melted)
21 oz can Cherry Pie Filling
1 tsp Vanilla (divided)
2 Eggs
How to make sweetheart cheesecake:
  • For preparing crust, mix cookie crumbs and butter until well mixed or blended.
  • Press mixture onto bottom of pan.
  • Bake it for 8-9 minutes in a preheated oven to 350°F.
  • Let it cool.
  • For preparing filling, beat cream cheese, 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1/2 cup sugar in bowl with mixer until blended well.
  • Beat in eggs.
  • Pour into cooled crust and bake till center is almost set; it will take around 40 minutes.
  • For preparing topping, mix sour cream, remaining 1 tsp sugar and remaining 1/2 tsp vanilla in a bowl.
  • Spread it evenly over top of cheesecake.
  • Sprinkle teaspoons of sauce from cherry pie filling onto sour cream topping.
  • Pull tip of knife through cherry sauce to make hearts.
  • Cover and let it freeze for 3 hours.
  • serve remaining cherry pie filling over slices of cheesecake.

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